During the Progressive Era in the turn of the 20th century, people wanted change for the better. During this era there were many problems.There were poor conditions in tenements, unsafe and unsanitary food in the market and many more things. Muckrakers brought the problems to the public through writing, drawings,and pictures. These muckrakers helped come up with reforms to change for the better, like Upton Sinclair
and Jacob Riis.
Upton Sinclair was a muckraker who portrayed the poor conditions through writing, he wrote the book “The Jungle”. In this book he exposes the horrors of the Meat
Packing Industry. He explains the process of the packing of the meat, and in detail and it hit the public’s stomach more than their hearts. He wrote how